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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: Jan 7, 2004 10:51pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: MP3 Status? clarifying txt statments

I'm ok with the archive encoding any of my uploads [ and for most of which, I'm the taper/laptopper, or at worst the transferrer. ] to MP3. My concern is with folks then trading the mp3's. can I reconcile my goals as I've stated with the concept that trading should be done with only the lossless version... Is there some preferred etree/archive language?

How about simply/explicitly stating both wishes in the txt file:

"Please do not *trade* this recording in lossy format. However, and others can feel free to lossy-encode this for personal listening purposes."

I'm thinking you should specify both. That's because earlier I had proposed that if people were to put just the one thing, "Don't trade in lossy format" on their txt, then LMA should still be able to mp3 the files (since trading's not the intent there). But then at least 1 taper was not happy with my idea.

And so if you had just the one "Don't trade in lossy format", patrons might take that as a blanket no-mp3 request.

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2004-01-08 06:51:44

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Poster: willfoy Date: Jan 8, 2004 11:03pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: MP3 Status? clarifying txt statments

Diana, thanks. I think I've got a nice working draft. See how this plays out:

"Do NOT TRADE this recording as an MP3 or other lossy format under any circumstances. You may download this performance as an MP3 from or similar services for listening purposes only, but please circulate only the lossless version available for free from The Live Music Archive at

-insert artist rights note here-

This notice should be preserved with all copies of the recording."

Any thoughts?

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Poster: Tyler Date: Jan 8, 2004 11:19pm
Forum: etree Subject: MP3 clarifying txt statments - Looks great!

Looks great! Clear, to the point, and fulfils the goals needed. Great job!